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  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles)

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 ¾ miles) The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history. Remember the sacrifices of Americans when visiting the memorials that honor them.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Poetry of the World Wars

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

    Ranger Talk. Many veterans have put their war experiences down in poetry that deliver heartrending accounts of a world at war.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    "Living in Troubled and Frightening Times"

    Saturday, August 19, 2017

    Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¼ miles). It is April of 1917 when the United States joins Russia, Britain, and France in the Great War. What is America's role?

  • Friday, August 25, 2017

    Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¾ miles). Civil rights leader Ella Baker was key to organizing Martin Luther King’s voter drive. She said about participatory democracy, “Do what the people say do.”

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Women’s Equality Day

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Open House (ongoing). Participate throughout the day in programs that examine and discuss the decisions, tactics, and actions of suffragists as they continued to agitate for the vote in a time of war.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The Burning of Washington and the War of 1812

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 3½ miles). August 1814: Washington is in flames! President James Madison and the First Lady have abandoned the President’s House.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Remembering American Veterans of the 20th Century

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1¾ miles). The twentieth century was one of the bloodiest in world history. Remember the sacrifices of Americans when visiting the memorials that honor them.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Celebrate Women!

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Ranger-led Bike Ride (about 3-5 miles). Peek behind the scenes of the iconic memorials, and sites around Pennsylvania Avenue to discover the extraordinary contributions women have made to our national story.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    1942: The End of the Beginning

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM,4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Ranger Talk. 1942 is considered the most critical year of the Second World War. How did the United States and the Soviet Union turn the tide against the Axis Powers?

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Poetry of the World Wars

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

    Ranger Talk. Many veterans have put their war experiences down in poetry that deliver heartrending accounts of a world at war.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    Saturday, August 26, 2017

    Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

    Ranger-led Run (3-4 miles). An exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the most iconic sites in the city, and others that aren’t as famous.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Suffragists Rain on Wilson’s Parade

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Time: 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1⅓ miles). Hear about and role play a suffragist during the spectacular pre-inauguration suffrage procession that filled Pennsylvania Avenue with 5,000 marching women, colorful floats and banners, and ladies on horseback

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    From Declaration to Dream!

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Ranger-Led Bike Ride (about 3-5 miles) Trace how the Declaration of Independence was the root of L'Enfant's Federal City Plan of 1791 and many sites on the Mall, and how all are associated with Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    WWI General Pershing & the Big Picture

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM,3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Ranger Talk In 1922, following the Great War, Elihu Root, Secretary of War and senator, said that Americans had "learned more about international relations within the past eight years than...the preceding eighty."

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Secrets of the Washington Monument Grounds

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1 mile). Trace the Potomac River’s original shoreline as we track more than two centuries of change and uncover nearly forgotten tales of humor, tragedy and mystery.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Presidents and American Indians

    Saturday, September 02, 2017

    Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about 1½ miles). Were presidents fair in dealing with American Indians? Learn about American Indian-European American relations in this nation's history.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    The National Guard in World War II

    Saturday, September 02, 2017

    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM,1:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Ranger Talk. Ranger Talk. At the beginning of World War II, the National Guard made up two-thirds of the US Army.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Little Rock Girl 1957

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM,2:00 PM to 2:45 PM

    Ranger Talk. One photograph changed the fight for integration in profound and unexpected ways.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Our Great Loss

    Friday, September 08, 2017

    Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Ranger-led Walk (about ½ mile). While many hopeful eyes looked to President Lincoln for leadership, not everyone shared his vision.

  • National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Ranger Run

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

    Ranger-led Run (3-4 miles). An exhilarating trek around the National Mall to hear stories about some of the truly iconic sites in the city, and others that aren’t as famous.

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